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Stand Up and Say No

November 9, 2012

In my June 26 editorial Extinguishing Sovereignty, I discussed how the extortion practiced by the Government of Canada toward its indigenous First Nations — as a means to terminate their…

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Mali Update

November 6, 2012

While the UN Security Council debates military intervention in Mali, it appears regional peacekeepers in West Africa are headed toward some sort of military intervention in order to allow the…

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A Tenuous Peace

November 4, 2012

No civil war is without innocent victims, but the 30-year civil war in Sri Lanka was especially brutal toward Tamil civilians as the war came to a close in May…

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Boycotts and Sanctions

November 1, 2012

Noam Chomsky discusses boycotts and sanctions of apartheid regimes like South Africa and Israel as a tactical tool that needs to be carefully considered and selectively deployed.

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Druze Refuse

October 31, 2012

Writing at Electronic Intifada, Budour Hassan explains the history of compulsory military service imposed on the Druze citizens of the State of Israel, as well as the organized Druze refusal…

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Criteria for Solidarity

October 28, 2012

As Zapatista autonomous communities struggle to survive attacks by Mexican police and vigilantes, speakers for the Zapatista movement of liberation are reaching out to the world to prevent further massacres…

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A Motivating Vision

October 28, 2012

In this video on the Psychophysical Effects of Environmental Racism, CWIS associate scholar Taiaiake Alfred discusses a motivating vision to reconnect indigenous peoples with their ancestral cultures that resonates as…

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CWIS Monitoring Adaptation Committee

October 23, 2012

The CWIS Climate Change Monitor continues to monitor meetings of states’ governments and indigenous peoples throughout the year between sessions of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework…

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Tar Sands Racism

October 20, 2012

Last week, the Nobel Women’s Initiative sent a delegation to speak with women in the Canadian province of Alberta about the impact of the Tar Sands oil mining on them,…

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Controlling the Narrative

October 17, 2012

As noted in this article about Indonesian security forces in West Papua, the use of fabricated evidence of terrorism is a strategic plan by federal forces to deny free expression…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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